Okay, let me start by saying I'm a pretty young guy in college and unable to support myself right now.
So July of last year my family went on a Tanzania safari. I always loved animals and since a few years I became really interested in African wildlife in particular. However, a couple things went wrong and I will explain what they were: First off, just 2 days before we left I experienced something really traumatic which left me shaken and would continue to stress me out significantly through the trip.
We visited the usual northern parks in Tanzania(Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Tarangire). I was amazed at what I saw, but the thing that bothered me was that much of the time we were there, it was overcast and dusty. I was really hoping to see the Serengeti plains under the bright sun so I was a bit disappointed.
Then there was one point we were driving up to our camp in northern serengeti where we saw a pride of 16+ lions at dusk! We were the only vehicle for miles, and our tour guide went up close to them. Then my mom, freaking out, BEGGED the tour guide to turn the vehicle around and leave.
In fact, she was so afraid that she changed plans from staying in the migration camp for 2 nights to only staying one night! So we would have had 2 days to catch the river crossings, but instead only had one day to do that. We saw the migration but they did not cross the river.
Also, after returning from our trip, I learned more about the serengeti and that there are nice green season safaris where the scenery is completely different.
Despite all the bad things that happened I will still say it was my favorite vacation. I plan on going to southern Africa too in the future. But given the circumstances, I'd love to go back to east Africa and experience it once more as soon as possible. Does anyone have suggestions as to whether or not I should do safari in east Africa again, and if so how would it be possible given my situation?